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SDi Integral Quadrants

This Integral Quadrants diagram is much simpler and more appropriate to explaining the dimensions of reality. The upper left or I/I is about what we think, feel, and experience inside ourselves. Our thoughts, priorities, matters of interest, opinions.

The upper right or I/E is our nerves, our brain activity that allows I/I to occur, our meat and physicality.

The lower left or I/C is basically where all of our business takes place, our idea of property, and every kind of social convention in existence over the development of people and cultures over time. This is where our memes reside and where our political conventions exist. Traditions. All the fake shit we make up to virtue signal to one another. Our belief in gods and myths and stories alike. We do things in this space to make sense, to provide a narrative for people to make sense of in the I/I space. We pass this on generationally. We can always change these things.

The C/E lower right quadrant are the systems as they actually are, what they actually look like. We get easily confused by ideas like property because of their interobjective occupation. They appear real because we abide by it, but the specific epistemic justification for it's existence is a subjective thing. It's something that resides interior to our being, if we all disappeared from the planet there are no contracts that would remain making titles true. So the way we assign and create meaning is important and malleable, and we should be aware of this meta-cognitive capacity any time we are discussing memetics that are rooted in the left quadrants. The house that someone lives in and owns, worked their butt off for, yes, it's theirs because of rules that exist in the lower left. There isn't a universal constant determining the human epistemic property of ownership.

That said, there's a clear need that we humans have to make sense of things, to perceive reliable expectations and meet basic needs. Some of our needs include the things Maslow outlined. There are better sources I'm told but for now, let's say humans require food, clothing, shelter, comfort. No where in our neuroscientific bodies of knowledge do we have a need for property, because it isn't a real thing.

What people like to do when they hear someone say something like this is to effectively *lose their shit*, assuming that the argument being carefully made is of the USSR's bolshevik communism or something like that. People have a difficult time of accepting truths that rebuke the existing conventions out of fear of the unknown. What does it mean that property doesn't exist? There are many options, but this is our generation's problem to solve. This is our creative problem. Anarchists have already made huge strides by defining the differences between capitalistic private property and personal property, public property, and commons property. We frequently forget that we are on a moving train whose parts we're constantly upgrading in motion. We have entirely new technologies and methodologies of holistic-systems thinking, the scientific method, etc, with which to address these problems.

So in the future, it would be helpful if we agreed to learn from one another with the perspective that if part of our reality is being contradicted, not to assume the worst motivations or naivety of others. We are all ignorant and naive. None of us have nearly enough information to direct "the conversation" of the future, we all own and must contribute a small part of ourselves to it by listening, incorporating, and upgrading our worldviews collaboratively.

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